Monika Nguyen is a Vienna-based stage designer and artist working in the fields of spatial installation and photography. Her works emphasize sociocultural concerns, in which she focuses on exceptional and extreme situations. Architectural environments serve as stages for interventions and narratives.
Monika Nguyen is intending to realize a staged photography project about timber houses in Istanbul. She is specifically interested in the original Ottoman architecture of these houses, many of which have vanished since their debut in the late 19th century. A small number of houses which still feature their original condition, still exists -and these houses are mostly inhabited- will serve for the realization of the project.
Nguyen will be at halka art project's residency to pursuit her project between 5-18 March 2012.